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montana's 100-year-old corrupt practices act. this was a case that you argued personally. steve bullock is the state attorney general. what does this case mean though for montana specifically? >> it was over 100 years ago. it was l906, in a local newspaper that said the greatest living issue confronting us today is whether the corporations shall control the people or the people shall control the corporations. we did have a historof really corporate dominance in all of our electoral processes, and montanans took it back. it was average people that came together and said, "no, we want to make sure that individuals are deciding who represents us and not large interests." >> this is western traditions partnership vs. attorney general of the state of montana. >> ryssdal: what the case turned into, though, was montana openly challenging the u.s. supreme court over citizens united. remember, citizens allowed outside groups to spend unlimited amounts of money independent of candidates. the court said outside spending does not corrupt. bullock disagreed. >> independent expenditures would corrupt
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